TABLE OF CONTENTS › Customizing Preferences
After requests to allow for “admin preferences,” I thought about adding another sub-tab to PM and perhaps another table, but that all seemed to complicated to do what we really wanted to do.
So as of 0.3, the “bab_pm_preferences” function is right at the top of the Postmaster Library. Users can “hack” the code and customize many of the labels that appear under the Postmaster tab [your changes will not be overwritten with each updated version — unless the Library needs to be updated].
In the Textpattern Admin > Plugins tab, click the “Edit” link next to “Postmaster Library”; the first thing you’ll see is this:
<P>// POSTMASTER =======================<br /> // ================================</p> function bab_pm_preferences($what)
and then a few lines down, this:
// ---- subscriber-related preferences
The next several lines of code show an item on the left, and what it’s going to display on the right (of the “
'subscriber_name' => 'Name:', 'subscriber_email' => 'Email:', 'subscriber_lists' => 'Lists:', 'subscriber_custom_1' => 'Custom 1:', 'subscriber_custom_2' => 'Custom 2:', 'subscriber_custom_3' => 'Custom 3:', 'subscriber_custom_4' => 'Custom 4:', 'subscriber_custom_5' => 'Custom 5:', 'subscriber_custom_6' => 'Custom 6:', 'subscriber_custom_7' => 'Custom 7:', 'subscriber_custom_8' => 'Custom 8:', 'subscriber_custom_9' => 'Custom 9:', 'subscriber_custom_10' => 'Custom 10:',
For example, if you want “Custom 1” to appear as “Address 1” on the Add or Edit a Subscriber pages, edit the proper line so that it looks like this:
'subscriber_custom_1' => 'Address 1:',
Don’t forget to hit “Save” when you’ve finished! If you go to the Extensions > Postmaster > Subscribers sub-tab and click on a subscriber name, you’ll see where your change is visible.
You can also change list-related labels as well:
// ---- list-related preferences 'list_name' => 'List Name:', 'list_description' => 'Description:', 'list_admin_email' => 'Admin Email:', 'list_unsubscribe_url' => 'Unsubscribe Url:', 'list_form' => 'Form:', 'list_subject_line' => 'Subject Line:',
And some other options as well [for the number of subscribers to list per page on the Postmaster > Subscribers sub-tab, and the number of emails to send in each batch]:
// ---- miscellaneous preferences 'edit_fields_width' => '440', 'edit_fields_height' => '14', 'subscribers_per_page' => '20', 'emails_per_batch' => '50', 'zemDoSubscribe_no' => 'No', 'unsubscribe_error' => 'That is not a valid unsubscription. Please contact the list administrator or website owner. ', 'aggregate_field' => 'zemSubscriberAggregate',
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